Islamic philosophy from its origin to the present : philosophy in the land of prophecy / Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

  • Albany : State University of New York Press c2006
Physical description
ix, 380 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 0791467996 (hbk.)
  • 0791468003 (pbk.)
  • 9780791467992
  • 9780791468005
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-342) and index.
  • The study of Islamic philosophy in the West in recent times : an overview -- The meaning and role of philosophy in Islam -- Al-Ḥikmat al-Ilāhiyyah and kalām -- The question of existence and quiddity and ontology in Islamic philosophy-- Post-Avicennan Islamic philosophy and the study of being -- Epistemological questions : relations among intellect, reason, and intuition within diverse Islamic intellectual perspectives -- A framework for the study of the history of Islamic philosophy -- Dimensions of the Islamic intellectual tradition : kalām, philosophy and spirituality -- The poet-scientist ʻUmar Khayyām as philosopher -- Philosophy in Azarbaijan and the School of Shiraz -- The School of Isfahan revisited -- Mullā Ṣadrā and the full flowering of prophetic philosophy -- From the School of Isfahan to the School of Tehran -- Reflections on Islam and modern thought -- Philosophy in the land of prophecy yesterday and today.
  • Bibliography
  • English
  • "Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present offers a comprehensive overview of Islamic philosophy from the ninth century to the present day. As Seyyed Hossein Nasr attests, within this tradition, philosophizing is done in a world in which prophecy is the central reality of life - a reality related not only to the realms of action and ethics but also to the realm of knowledge. Comparisons with Jewish and Christian philosophies highlight the relation between reason and revelation, that is, philosophy and religion."--Jacket.

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